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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleetwood View Post
    I'm a SM too and I definitely find working part-time the better option for various reasons - I think working full-time only really works if one has complete passion for their job AND don't feel it impacts their mum-child relationship too much. I was single parent from the start too and I found the biggest factors against working FT for me were:
    1. Financially not really better off
    2. DS spending so much time at c/care - long days
    3. Getting out of the house every morning - I felt like I was already buggered by the time I got to work!
    4. Unsatisfying/stressful job.

    PT is so much better, and I can pick up DS at a reasonable time 3.30-4. I'm not stressed, I have time to do other things in the side (run small business from home and other). But best of all, am there for DS. I think 3 days is ideal and 4 days when they're a bit bigger or when school starts (4-5 days).
    great advice thanks

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    Follow your heart. Spend as much time with ur LO as possible.if u feel u want to. They will only be little for so long..then u can go back fulltime when they are at school.and cost more money anyways

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    Thanks Mrs Howard! I'm definitely going to pursue part time work. Thanks for the pep talk ladies

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    It's difficult to decide. You do one and you lose out in another. If I work part time- I wouldn't have any left over money for holidays or luxuries but lots of additional time with DS at the young age. If I work full time- possible holidays/luxuries and possibility of climbing the ladder in a hope that I can earn more $$$ per hour, and working less hours.

    In the end- full time was more beneficial and I am happy to say that we are now reaping the rewards. We go on holidays fairly regulary, he does dancing and we do special things on weekends and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimplyMum View Post
    It's difficult to decide. You do one and you lose out in another. If I work part time- I wouldn't have any left over money for holidays or luxuries but lots of additional time with DS at the young age. If I work full time- possible holidays/luxuries and possibility of climbing the ladder in a hope that I can earn more $$$ per hour, and working less hours.

    In the end- full time was more beneficial and I am happy to say that we are now reaping the rewards. We go on holidays fairly regulary, he does dancing and we do special things on weekends and such.
    Thanks SimplyMum


 

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